On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in a new Sheriff’s Office employee. Matthew Baucom was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff and assigned to the Patrol Division.
Murder Suspect Captured On Thursday, August 29, 2013, Ernest Larry Grandison was arrested by the Louisiana Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office and United States Marshal Service Fugitive apprehension team. On April 27, 2012, Ernest Grandison robbed the A&M Discount Beverage located at 394 East Duval Street, Lake City. During the robbery, Grandison fatally shot Rajnikant Patel. [...]
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in three new Sheriff’s Office employees. Jeffrey Higginbotham became a member of the Citizen Support Unit, Eric Fraddosio was sworn in as a Detention Deputy and was assigned to the CCDF and Chris Hale was [...]
On Monday, August 19, 2013, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office Members, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted four Deputy Sheriffs. Deputy Sheriff Clint Dicks was promoted to Corporal and is assigned at Columbia High School as a School Resource Deputy. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Mansfield was promoted to Corporal and is assigned to [...]
On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at approximately 1:15am, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the Santa Fe Bar, 23731 US Highway 441, High Springs, FL, in reference to a disturbance that resulted in two people being shot. Columbia County Deputies, along with High Springs Police Department responded to the scene and confirmed that two [...]
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